University of Utah Sr Research Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 02/19/2020
Requisition Number PRN23262B
Job Title PS Sr Research Analyst
Working Title Sr Research Analyst
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00263 - Surgery Research
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 47,600 to 65,000
Open Until Filled Yes
Our growing data analysis core is currently in need of a Senior Research Analyst to join our collaborative team. The ideal candidate will be part of a team responsible for the collection, cleaning, and communication of population level health data to meet and support the research projects of faculty members in the department of surgery. Data analysis and study design will be an important part of this position. We also need an individual who is able to maintain a high level of professionalism with grantees and partners to provide them with technical support in all levels of data. This is the perfect opportunity for the successful candidate to become a part of an innovative and energetic collaborative team that develops data collection, analysis, and communication resources which will support the department of surgery research priorities.
The Senior Research Analyst will report directly to the Program Manager.
1.Oversees/conducts statistical analyses, employing methods of descriptive statistics, sample comparisons, regression analysis, survival analysis, mixed effect models and multivariate analysis.
2.Assists with study design development and other research as needed within the program or department.
3.Formats data for statistical analysis.
4.Communicates with study investigators and other clinicians regarding statistical issues including analysis plans and interpretation of study data
5.Manages data statistical packages (R, SAS , State, S-Plus, SEERstat, SPSS , etc.) and writes procedures in applicable program.
6.Makes recommendations to respective Principal Investigator (P.I.) as to preferable methods of analysis and research formats for proposed projects; may act as the P.I. in some departments.
7.Writes research proposals, grants, and manuscripts; directs preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials.
8.May devise methods and procedures for collecting data.
9.May travel to a variety of sites within and outside the University to coordinate research projects; and, acts as the University’s representative for a specialty area when contacting other departments and outside organizations.
10.May prepare and maintain regulatory documents associated with studies.
11.Uses universal and Program specific standardized methods to collect and analyze data from several thousand emergency medical service agencies and hospitals
12.Follows established protocols to maximize data integrity. Monitors data quality issues to identify and resolve any errors in collected data, and interprets data to identify areas for improvement based on deficiencies
Employees in this position work on multiple tasks simultaneously and, as such, may have competing deadlines or time constraints which may require consultation with their supervisor to prioritize responsibilities.
Employees may encounter concerns about study design, statistical, or data issues in a project they are working on and work independently to understand the issues and thoughtfully research any potential solutions. Employees may discuss these issues and concerns with a supervising statistician on the project.
The incumbent is responsible to coordinate research while working with all levels and variety of staff internally and externally to the University. They must employ expertise to determine the most favorable research formats and methods of analysis necessary to attain research objectives. This individual is responsible for all decisions related to a specific research project including the development of survey methodologies, and may have signatory authority over all aspects of the grant or contract.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus four years related research experience, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.
A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
• Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team
• Data analysis skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Advanced time management and analytical skills
• Excellent customer-facing communication skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Master’s Degree in Health Care-related field
• Familiarity in study design and implementation
• Experience in performance measurement
• Knowledge and application of research methods
• Experience in quality improvement science
• Manuscript and grant writing experience
• Knowledge in Emergency Medical Services
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.